Employees in this class are responsible for ensuring compliance with Rockdale County planning, zoning, licensing and land use standards, codes, rules, and regulations. Code Enforcement Officer I is the entry-level classification. Work includes conducting field inspections and issuing citations as needed. Work is assigned by an administrative superior in terms of goals and objectives. Work is spot-checked and reviewed for accuracy, nature, and propriety of final results.
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Conducts field investigations to determine compliance of properties with county codes and issues notices of violation or citations for non-compliance.
- Performs land use and zoning inspections under the codes.
- Performs zoning permit inspections based on approved plans to ensure compliance with codes and regulations.
- Maintains files of complaints and investigative findings.
- Researches and reviews legal descriptions, plat restrictions and property ownership information.
- Performs inspections regarding business license and alcohol license issues, secures licenses and merchandise and posts notices at establishments when required due to violations.
- Rides streets/roads and reports to responsible department for clean-up.
- Inspects reports of illegal dumpsites and outside trash storage around businesses and residential areas.
- Testifies at hearings regarding notices of violations or citations issued to code violators.
The employee generally works in an outdoor environment and may be exposed to hot, cold or inclement weather, rough terrain, dust dirt, noise and machinery with moving parts. Some work is performed in an office environment with occasional appearances in a courtroom setting.
- Knowledge of County and Department policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Rockdale County zoning and land use regulations applicable to the particular section assigned.
- Knowledge of the geography of the county.
- Skill in maintaining regulatory records, proper preparation, and submission of reports.
- Skill in reading and interpreting site plans and specifications relating to land use and zoning code provisions.
- Skill in conflict management in dealing with potentially hostile situations.
- Skill and ability to remain calm and composed while using conflict management skills in relation to potentially stressful and/or hostile situations.
- Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
- Ability to operate modern office equipment.
- Ability to meet the public and explain zoning and land use codes concisely, tactfully and impartially.
- Ability to recognize deviations from code requirements or from established policies and procedures.
- Ability to sit, stand, bend, walk, crouch, crawl and kneel.
- Ability to occasionally lift heavy objects, climb ladders and use tools that require a moderate degree of dexterity.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- One (1) year experience in public works, planning and zoning, code enforcement or a related field involving considerable public/customer contact.
- OR have a combination of education, training and work experience that is equivalent to #1 and #2 above that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
- Valid State of Georgia's driver's license.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish)